The Tesla Supercharger chain of Tesla Inc. would spread to the entire Europe in 2019, including Ukraine, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said.
“Most people don’t know that the Tesla Supercharger network allows easy long distance travel throughout USA, most of Europe, Canada and China… Yes. Supercharger coverage will extend to 100% of Europe next year. From Ireland to Kyiv, from Norway to Turkey,” he wrote in his Twitter microblog.
In one of his tweets he posted a link to the tesla.com website, where in the charging locations section two of the charging locations in Ukraine are marked in grey (soon to appear). The two locations are on the E40 highway. The first one is Oparypsy (a village in Rivne region) and the second one is Zhytomyr (near the village of Hlybochytsia, Zhytomyr region).
The Tesla Superchargers chain is a chain of charging locations built by Tesla Inc. for super charging batteries of Tesla electric cars (models S, 3 and X).
The Ministry of Infrastructure plans to persuade Elon Musk’s Tesla to create a Gigafactory for production of storage batteries in Ukraine.
“We believe that we will be able to convince Tesla, the world’s largest manufacturer of electric cars, to create its Gigafactory for production of storage batteries in Ukraine,” Minister of Infrastructure Volodymyr Omelyan said when presenting the Ukrainian Transport Strategy until 2030.
In his opinion, Ukraine’s integration into the world economy and a technological leap in the sphere of infrastructure are possible only by attracting the world companies to the country.
According to Omelyan, such companies as Hutchison Ports, DP World, General Electric, Bombardier, Tesla and Ryanair should remain in Ukraine.
Earlier the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine and Hyperloop Transportation Technologies signed a memorandum of understanding and cooperation in the work on the Hyperloop project.